Dear Whittier Families:
With the holidays are right around the corner and given the financial, educational, and social instability caused by COVID-19, our community could benefit from a little extra cheer this year. We would love your help in making a child's holiday better. There are two ways of making this happen. You can donate online or pick up a holiday tag in the front office to go shopping.
We will be holding a virtual fundraiser through the Salt Lake Education Foundation (SLEF) to raise money to help families receive gifts like books, games, clothing, and toys. The school will then purchase the items online and send directly to the families. If you go with this option, please make sure to go to the Make a Donation - Whittier Elementary School (slcschools.org), choose the amount you are donating, under "designation" click the drop-down menu and choose "other" and type in "Holiday Help", and then select the kind of donation you would like to make.
Holiday Tag Pick Up
If you choose to pick up a holiday gift tag(s) in the front office, you will receive a child's wishlist that you can go shopping for. You can choose as many holiday tags as you would like. Once you have bought the items, you can bring them back to the main office by Monday, December 13th, where we will distribute them to the families.
Whittier students are invited to participate in the PBS Utah Reading Marathon in November. Students who read 600 minutes or more during the month of November can submit their minutes to receive an Adventure Pass. Click the link below for more details.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has issued an emergency order requiring that masks be worn in K-12 schools in Salt Lake City. The order requires all staff, visitors, members of the public, teachers, and students attending kindergarten through grade 12 at a public, charter, or private school in Salt Lake City, to wear a face mask when in any indoor area of the premises, on school-provided transportation, or attending an indoor school-sponsored activity, or outdoors on school premises when social distancing is not possible.
Please be aware that in order for you to comply with the mayor’s order, masks must now be worn in schools and on school buses.
The Superintendent’s Listening and Learning Tour will be in our area soon – Board of Education Precinct 5. The meeting will be held at Liberty Elementary School on Tuesday, November 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
There is no school on Thursday, October 14th or Friday, October 15th. Wednesday, October 13th is a regular day with dismissal at 2:20 PM. Enjoy your break and be safe!
Thursday, Sept. 23rd-short day 1PM dismissal
Friday, Sept. 24th- No school
Tuesday, October 5th- Asynchronous Learning Day for Students (students will receive work to do at home)
Open enrollment information